Covering A Cake With Fondant With No Wrinkles

Decorating By katibeth88 Updated 13 Jul 2010 , 12:05am by hollys_hobby

katibeth88 Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 9:48pm
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I've done quite a few cakes now with fondant. However, I still come across the same problem. I lift up the fondant a little at a time and smooth it back onto the cake but I always come to a wrinkle as I work around the entire cake (always round cakes).

Luckily I've always been able to cover them up with a fondant ribbon or flowers or some other kind of border around the bottom of the cake. But is there a specific method that would prevent the wrinkles alltogether?

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sugarshack Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 10:44pm
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u just have to keep fluffing and lifting that tablecloth of fondnat and be patient and all the pleats will work out before u push them onto the cake. HTH

jjkarm Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 11:38pm
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There are also many videos on youtube that will let you see how it's done. Here are just a couple.


catlharper Posted 12 Jul 2010 , 11:55pm
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Don't know if you do this already but elevate your cake up about 2-4 inches. I usually use an upside down cake pan one size smaller than the cake. This allows the fondant to drape down past the cake and trimming/smoothing is an easier thing to do.

Cat

Donnabugg Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 12:03am
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Originally Posted by katibeth88

I've done quite a few cakes now with fondant. However, I still come across the same problem. I lift up the fondant a little at a time and smooth it back onto the cake but I always come to a wrinkle as I work around the entire cake (always round cakes).

Luckily I've always been able to cover them up with a fondant ribbon or flowers or some other kind of border around the bottom of the cake. But is there a specific method that would prevent the wrinkles alltogether?




I have the same problem! When I get to the very end...there's always that one BIG wrinkle! And seems no where for it to go!

mamawrobin Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 12:03am
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Cat beat me to it...elevate the cake. It will make a huge difference I guarantee.

katibeth88 Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 12:05am
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ahhhhh ok sweet! thank yall! i hadn't been elevating them but i will now!!

hollys_hobby Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 12:05am
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I found that rolling the fondant out bigger helps me get all pleats out. Instead of just rolling enough, or a little bigger than needed, I tend to roll quite a bit bigger, and it is super easy to smooth with no wrinkles. Also, just like Sharon said, keep going around and lifting, smoothing, lifting, smoothing, and work your way down the cake as you go around, don't smooth all the way down in each section at once, does that make sense? HTH

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